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COVID-19 Guidance from The FA – Updated 17th July 2021

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Football For All

Founded as the Young Elizabethan league, and now affectionately known as the YEL, our mission is to create opportunities for boys and girls to enjoy the game at every level. From playing in organised, safe environments, to upholding the highest level of respect for referees, teammates and opposition alike, we strive to be the very best youth football league in the UK. 

Whilst we are moving forward with a modern 21st Century image and an upgraded management system for running the league efficiently and professionally, our footballing ethos has not changed and is still underpinned by the simple message of

‘Sportsmanship above all’

‘Powerful and very poignant’

RESPECT video

MY CHILD – The Referee

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A NEW YEL IDENTITY
– INSPIRED BY YOUTH


As part of our continual drive to provide the most consistent, professional and relevant service to our members, we have undertaken an rebranding exercise that delivers a fresh look, feel and tone that is more representative of our most important asset… young players!

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DIARY DATES


2021

  • 1st – 2021/22 season applications opens for new clubs/teams
  • 1st – Re-applications open for existing YEL teams/clubs for 2021/22
  • 16th – Deadline day for player registration/transfers for 2020/21 season
  • 31st – Applications officially close for new clubs/teams for 2021/22 season
  • 31st – Spring season ends
  • 10th – ONLINE AGM 8pm start – Club Secretaries to attend

  • 21st – 6:30pm Online welcome meeting for all new 2021/22 club officials and team managers.
  • 21st – 8pm Online meeting for all new managers for the 2021/22 season. All existing YEL managers are also welcome to join.
  • 22nd – 7pm Alternative online welcome meeting for all new 2021/22 club officials.
  • 31st – Deadline for minimum number of players to be registered on FA systems
  • 31st – Deadline for all outstanding invoices to be settled
  • 31st – last day for free withdrawals from the league

  • 4th/5th – Winter season starts

  • 18th/19th – Winter season ends

2022

  • 8th/9th – Spring season starts

  • 6th – Presentation Day at East Midlands Conference Centre
  • 27th – Presentation Day at East Midlands Conference Centre
  • 1st – 2022/23 season applications opens for new clubs/teams

    16th – Deadline day for player registration/transfers for 2021/22 season

    1st – Re-applications open for existing YEL teams/clubs for 2022/23 season

    • 15th – Spring season ends
    • 31st – Applications officially close for new clubs/teams for 2022/23 season

    USEFUL INFORMATION


    Useful information for Managers and Coaches

    Useful information, tips, guides and rules for Managers and Coaches…

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    Useful information for Players and Parents

    Useful information, tips, guides and rules for Parents and Players…

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    Useful information and Advice for Referees

    Useful information, tips, guides and rules for Referees…

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    FA WHOLE GAME SYSTEM (WGS) PLAYER PHOTO REQUIREMENT


    We need a good, clear, head and shoulders, portrait image, where the player’s head is at least half the height of the picture. Please ensure your images match what is required to avoid rejection.

    THINK!
    RESPECT THE GAME!


    Most parents get it; Most coaches get it; Most players get it. SOME DON’T and when they don’t EVERYBODY SUFFERS.

    If you don’t get it WATCH THE VIDEO and put yourself in their position.

    Read more about YELs approach to Safeguarding and Respect

    “SAFETY, RESPECT AND FUN WILL ALWAYS BE AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO”


    The YEL’s executive team is led by Chief Executive, Robert Harwood, who has outstanding credentials and working knowledge in both sport and business. His passion for promoting fairness and respect at every level of development is well documented.